There might be more complicated ways to make coconut rice, but this is my favorite way. And it's simple. Just involves a little opening and dumping. Easy peasy.
I just sub a can of coconut milk for some of the water when I'm making this rice. I don't make rice on the stovetop anymore, because I use my rice cooker. But you could make it on the stovetop just the same as you usually do.
I love to make this in my rice cooker, because I can set the delay timer on it, so it will be ready when I am.
Serve with slow cooker kalua pork and fresh pineapple or mango. Dinner in a flash!
Here's the recipe (or rather the method):
Simple Coconut Rice
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 1 can coconut milk
- water (add enough water for total liquid (water + milk) to equal 2 1/2 cups)
- salt and pepper
- For rice cooker: mix together rice and coconut milk and water. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Cook according to rice cooker directions.
- Stovetop: make according to rice package directions except subbing coconut milk for some of the water.